In this volume, experimentalists and theoreticians discuss which experiments and calculations are needed to make significant progress in the field and also how experiments and theoretical descriptions can be compared. The topics treated are the electromagnetic production of Goldstone bosons, pion--pion and pion--nucleon interactions, hadron polarizability and form factors.
Chiral dynamics is one of the most interesting areas to study QCD and the standard model and thus it is one of the most interesting research areas in nuclear physics.Inhalt
to chiral dynamics: Theory and experiment.- Aspects of chiral dynamics.- Light quark masses and condensates in QCD.- Connections between lattice gauge theory and chiral perturbation theory.- Nucleon-nucleon interaction and isospin violation.- Valence quark model from lattice QCD.- New developments in threshold pion photoproduction and electroproduction.- Experiments on threshold pion photoproduction ?p ? p? 0.- Experiments on threshold pion electroproduction.- Experiments on the N ? ? transition.- The ?(1232) as an effective degree of freedom in chiral perturbation theory.- SU(3) chiral dynamics with coupled channels: Eta and kaon production.- Status of three-flavor baryon chiral perturbation theory.- Working group on electromagnetic production of goldstone bosons.- Chiral perturbation theory and nucleon polarizabilities.- Experiments on nucleon polarizabilities.- Pion and kaon polarizabilities and radiative transitions.- Working group on hadron polarizabilities and form factors.- Goldstone boson production and decay.- Working group on goldstone boson production and decay.- Pion-pion and pion-nucleon interactions in chiral perturbation theory.- Low energy experiments on ?-? scattering.- Working group on ?? and ?N interactions.